- Surge In Cyber Attacks On Indian Vaccine Makers In October And November: CyberPeace Foundation.
- There have been many ransomware attacks on the healthcare sector during the Covid crisis.
- The cyber attacks were linked to the ‘Threat Intelligence Sensor’ network based on India’s healthcare sector.
- Most made on systems facing unruly Internet systems.
Tech786: In October and November, there has been an increase in cyber attack cases against India’s vaccine manufacturers and hospitals. According to the latest research by the Cyber Peace Foundation, a New Delhi-based think tank, between 8 October and 25 November, about 8 million cyber attacks were reported.
These were specifically linked to the ‘Threat Intelligence Sensor’ network based on India’s healthcare sector. According to the report, a total of 54,34,825 incidents have been identified on the Threat Intelligence Sensor Network in October and 16,43,169 cyber attacks so far in November.
Attacked on old windows server
According to the report, cyber attacks are most commonly done on systems that are experiencing uncontrolled Internet systems. Research has shown that Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is enabled in Internet-facing systems. Older Windows Server platforms have suffered the most.
“During this crisis, there have been several ransomware attacks on the healthcare sector that began in April 2020,” the foundation said. The report states that the most common ransomware such as ‘Netwalker ransomware’, ‘ponyfinal ransomware’, ‘maje ransomware’ or others were used during Kovid-19.
Microsoft detected a cyber attack
In the same month, software company Microsoft detected cyber attacks targeting 7 major companies from India and other countries, including the Kovid-19 vaccine. This included major pharmaceutical companies and vaccine researchers from Canada, France, India, South Korea and the US. The attack was carried out from Russia and North Korea. However, Microsoft did not disclose the names of the vaccine manufacturers.
According to Microsoft, most of the vaccine manufacturers of the companies that were targeted are those undergoing clinical trial of the vaccine. “A clinical research organization is conducting a clinical trial and has developed a COVID-19 vaccine test,” said Tom Burt, vice president of corporate security and trust.
Source: Dainik Bhaskar